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Storm Over The Land: A Profile of the Civil War

Storm Over The Land: A Profile of the Civil War

Carl Sandburg

Language: English

Pages: 290


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Taken mainly from Abraham Lincoln: The War Years. 60 halftones from photographs; 98 drawings, maps, and sketches.

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the names of three commissioners. Davis agreed with one of the names, John A. Campbell, Assistant Secretary of War and former United States Supreme Court Justice, added R. M. T. Hunter, Senator and ex-Secretary of State, and Stephens himself. These were all three “peace men” or “sub-missionists” rather than uncompromising last-ditchers. The short, stubby, deep-chested man Ulysses S. Grant sat writing before an open fire in a log cabin lighted by a sputtering kerosene lamp. Another short man, at

is fully understood. I asked to see you to ascertain upon what terms you would receive the surrender of my army.” Not a shading of change crossed Grant’s face. He went on as between two good neighbors. “The terms I propose are those stated substantially in my letter of yesterday—that is, the officers and men surrendered to be paroled and disqualified from taking up arms again until properly exchanged, and all arms, ammunition and supplies to be delivered up as captured property.” Lee nodded

person was in the same condition. . . . I had been up so long under such excitement that my nervous system was completely run down. . . . My nerves and muscles twitched as though electric shocks were continually passing through them. . . . I lay down and tried to sleep—I might as well have tried to fly.” News of the battle came with pleasure to John Ericsson, the Swede who designed the Monitor. He was type and symbol of the industrial, mechanical North, the machine-age man from whose head

half-sheet of note paper. On it was a hurried lead-pencil scrawl. And he wasn’t sure what he had written to read off to the important though small audience. “His embarrassment was evident and extreme,” noted Nicolay. “He found his own writing very difficult to read.” The speech, however, as he finally made the grade, fitted Grant. He read, facing Lincoln, his three-sentence response: “Mr. President, I accept the commission, with gratitude for the high honor conferred. With the aid of the noble

Breckinridge made reference to the bones of two generations of his ancestors in his home State that he loved, of his children there, buried where his own bones would soon lie, and of how some would hate him for what he was saying. Lifting his long arms over his head, he rang the slow words “We have put our faces toward the way in which we intend to go, and we will go in it to the end.” After prayer, Thad Stevens took the floor and objected to the admission of delegates from States “in

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